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the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from illinois, mr. lipinski, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. lipinski: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on the subject of my special order, honoring congressman jerry costello and his distinguished service in congress. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lipinski: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor great legislator and personal friend, congressman jerry costello, who will retire at the house of representatives at the end of this 112th congress. jerry has long been known as one of the most respected and well-liked men of congress since he took office in 1988. it's my honor to lead this special order in his honor. i knew jerry before i was elected to congress in 2004 and i had the privilege to working in his congressional office in the mid 1990's. today we serve together on two house committees, the transportation and infrastructure committee and the scienc
gentlemen from illinois, mr. daniel lipinski, and my colleague on the energy and commerce committee, congressman kinzinger. i want to thank both of them for their work on this bill and in particular for working with me and the chairman, chairwoman bono mack, to move this bill in a form that both sides can support. h.r. 5865 aims to build upon the recent growth of the u.s. manufacturing sector, with the end goal being the return to more and more individuals to stable and good-paying jobs. specifically, mr. speaker, the american manufacturing competitiveness act requires the president to prepare and submit to congress in 2014 and 2018 a national manufacturing strategy with assistance from the american manufacturing competitiveness board established by the bill. the board will be comprised of the secretary of commerce, state governors and officials from the executive branch, in addition to 10 individuals from the private sector appointed by the majority and minority leadership of the house and the senate. there's no more important issue to americans than the ability to get and keep a j
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